Quality of Life Assessment: Key Issues in the 1990s

  • Stuart R. Walker
  • Rachel M. Rosser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Philosophies, Concepts and Key Instruments Involved in Assessing Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Leighton Read
      Pages 3-10
    3. Donald L. Patrick, Pennifer Erickson
      Pages 11-63
    4. Robert M. Kaplan, John P. Anderson, Theodore G. Ganiats
      Pages 65-94
    5. James McEwen
      Pages 111-130
    6. Larry W. Chambers
      Pages 131-149
    7. Rachel M. Rosser
      Pages 151-178
    8. Rachel Rosser, Richard Allison, Carole Butler, Michaela Cottee, Rosalind Rabin, Caroline Selai
      Pages 179-184
    9. Rachel Rosser, Harri Sintonen
      Pages 197-199
  3. Assessing Quality of Life in Major Disease Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. J. S. Shindler, R. Brown, P. Welburn, J. D. Parkes
      Pages 289-300
    3. Astrid Fletcher, Christopher Bulpitt
      Pages 321-332
    4. Sonja M. Hunt, Stephen P. McKenna
      Pages 343-354
  4. Section III Viewpoints and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Stuart R. Walker
      Pages 383-392
    3. J. R. Johnson
      Pages 393-400
    4. George Teeling Smith
      Pages 401-412
    5. Alan Maynard
      Pages 413-426
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 441-487

About this book


It was over five years ago that the Centre for Medicines Research organized a workshop entitled "Quality of Life: Assessment and Application". This workshop brought together a unique group of participants, some of whom had been involved in studies on quality of life for well over a decade, whilst others were meeting the subject for the first time. This blend of experienced researchers and enthusiastic newcomers was a great stimulus to the discus­ sions which followed individual presentations as well as that resulting from the study groups. In the ensuing publication, a balance was sought between a consideration of the complex principles underlying the assessment of quality of life and the application of such assessments to specific clinical conditions which necessitated this approach. The organization in 1991 of a second workshop entitled "Quality of Life Assessment: Key Issues in the 1990s" resulted in a further consideration of the quality of life philosophy, concepts and key instruments together with an update on assessing quality of life in a number of major disease areas. Of particular importance was an examination of various viewpoints concerned with ethical questions and their implications, and quality oflife from industry, regulatory and health care purchasers' perspectives. As a result of this second workshop, the editors of the original book referred to above decided to produce a second edition with a number of updates and additional chapters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart R. Walker
    • 1
  • Rachel M. Rosser
    • 2
  1. 1.Welsh School of PharmacyUniversity of Wales CollegeCardiffUK
  2. 2.University College and Middlesex School of MedicineLondon UniversityLondonUK

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